Savadori wins the STK1000 title after Guarnoni’s race victory
Tamburini is fifth at the flag as Calia and De Rosa complete the podium.
Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno Yamaha) came out on top at the end of an intense 15-lap, FIM Superstock 1000 final race of the season at Magny-Cours. This is the fourth win in the series for the 22-year-old Frenchman, and the third in front of his home crowd. As a four-way fight for honours raged ahead, Roberto Tamburini (MotoxRacing BMW) and Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing) had their own personal battle for the title, with the Aprilia rider claiming the ultimate prize by finishing eighth at the line, but not without some drama.
Meanwhile Tamburini, who needed to win to have any chance of lifting the Champion’s trophy did all he could to recover as many places as possible, but his sixth-row start did not help the Italian in fulfilling an almost impossible mission.
The 2015 runner-up was fifth at the flag behind local man Mathieu Gines (MRS Yamaha), with Italian riders Kevin Calia (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) and Raffaele De Rosa (Althea Racing Ducati) claiming the remaining podium positions in second and third, respectively, while Riccardo Russo (Team G.M. Racing Yamaha) crashed out of the leading group with two laps to go.
Superstock 1000 Magny-Cours – Race
1 – Jeremy Guarnoni Team Trasimeno Yamaha
2 – Kevin Calia Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia +1.019
3 – Raffaele De Rosa Althea Racing Ducati +1.307
1 – Lorenzo Savadori Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia 164
2 – Roberto Tamburini Team MotoxRacing BMW 142 (-22)
3 – Raffaele De Rosa Althea Racing Ducati 121 (-43)